Which Types Of Roofs Are The Most Durable And Long-Lasting?
Opting for a cheap material may seem like the better option for your roof however if you need to pay for costly repairs in 5 – 10 years it can be counterintuitive rather than a cost-effective strategy. This blog aims to convey the types of roofs and materials which are the most durable and will last the longest.
Slate roofs have been thought to be the longest-lasting material to use for your roof. They’re robust in all weather types and can last for over a hundred years when a roofing service installs them properly. Not only are they very durable they are fire resistant meaning having a slate roof is safer than perhaps a thatched roof. They also have properties which means they repel insects and fungus which helps them to last for so long.
They are made out of big rolls of asphalt and are normally used on sheds and outhouses rather than homes as such. It is very easy to install and can be very cheap however in terms of expected life span they only tend to last between 5 and 10 years. On the plus side, they’re easy to repair yourself rather than using a roofing company in Oxford which can be expensive.
Wood Shingle Roofs
They are made from wedge-shaped bits of wood like pine. They can form really beautiful roofs, however, you would definitely need a roofing company to install them as they can prove difficult to install.
As a drawback, however, they are not fire resistant like slate roofs are and this can be seen as hazardous especially if you have a chimney and use it regularly. On the plus side, they can last for around 25 – 30 years which is a significant period. You can even increase this
Clay Roof Tiles
They have a lifespan of up to 150 years which is definitely more than enough time! Many historical buildings still have their original clay tiles which demonstrate just how robust they are as a roofing material. They are very weather resistant and require little upkeep which suggests they are a one-off cost. They are also fire-resistant making them one of the more safe options to use for a roof.
At James Dunn Roofing our team of professionals are capable of most roofing in Oxford. We are more than happy to advise on which roof material will be best for your structure. Please call us on 01865 373 614 for more information.